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3 Weeknight Dinner Recipes from Kelsey Nixon
Kelsey Nixon, Brooklyn mom and Emmy-nominated host of "Kelsey's Essentials" on the Cooking Channel, offers three easy recipes for weeknight family dinners, including Crispy Chicken Thighs, Skirt Steak Fajitas, and Turkey Roast Dip Sandwiches. (read the story...)

Weeknight Recipe: Lemon-Scented Crispy Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Baby Carrots
For this dish, the chicken, vegetables, and potatoes all go in the same pot, making it an easy weeknight dinner. The recipe is by Kelsey Nixon, the Emmy-nominated host of "Kelsey's Essentials" on the Cooking Channel. (read the story...)

Weeknight Recipe: Pomegranate-Glazed Skirt Steak Fajitas with Roasted Peanut Slaw
This easy recipe by celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon features skirt steak, a great weeknight protein that goes well in Mexican dishes such as fajitas and tacos. This recipe includes a side of roasted peanut slaw. (read the story...)

Weeknight Recipe: Turkey Roast Dip with Haricot Verts and Peach Salad
With this recipe by celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon, you can pop the turkey breast into the slow cooker in the morning before heading off to work, making dinner prep quick and painless. Serve these hearty sandwiches alongside green beans or a fresh peach salad. (read the story...)

Teen Athletes Need Balanced Diets to Perform Their Best
To perform well in sporting events, teen athletes need to eat balanced meals that provide key nutrients. Robin Werner, MS, RD, gives the play-by-play on the proper nutrition necessary for teen athletes, creating a balanced diet, and keeping teen athletes hydrated. Part 1 of a 2-part series: Nutrition for Young Athletes. (read the story...)

Key Nutrients Necessary for Teen Development
Teens, especially teen athletes, have special nutrition needs. Here is a list of nutrients teens need, what foods provide those key nutrients, and what those key nutrients do for the body. (read the story...)

Q&A with Lidia Bastianich: New York's Nonna
Lidia Bastianich, the NYC chef, television host, and author, discusses the inspiration behind her new children's book, "Nonna's Birthday Surprise," and explains how we can help our kids connect food with nature. (read the story...)

The Importance of Letting Your Kids Indulge in a Sweet Treat
A child psychologist explains why letting your children indulge in a sweet snack is better than depriving them of it altogether. (read the story...)

Cardiologist Explains Five Heart Healthy Diets
Michael J. Muschel, M.D., F.A.C.C., a cardiologist at ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley, explains five heart healthy diets, including Paleo or Fred Flintstone, Gary Taubes, Dean Ornish, Michael Pollan, and Maimonides diets. (read the story...)

Recipe: Watermelon Feta Salad from Planet Hollywood
New York City's only Planet Hollywood, located in the heart of Times Square, shares its easy-to-make summer watermelon salad recipe that features summer's refreshing fruit. (read the story...)

The 3 Rules of Healthy Eating in the Summer
Summer is filled with BBQs, street and county fairs, and ball games, where unhealthy foods abound. Here, a registered dietician lays out three easy rules to help you and your family choose the healthiest food options at these events and beyond. (read the story...)

4 Food Safety Tips for Summer
Whether you're cooking outside on the grill this summer or grabbing a bite at a street fair or ball game, follow these tips from the USDA to help keep your family safe from foodborne illness, which is much more common in the warmer months. (read the story...)

Watermelon Sandwich Wraps
Ever tried watermelon in your sandwich? It may sound strange, but the folks at the National Watermelon Promotion Board have put together 10 wrap recipes that star this refreshing summer fruit, from a Latin watermelon wrap to a Greek wrap with watermelon. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get My Picky Eater to Try New Foods?
A therapist who treats children with feeding delays and disorders offers her tips for parents on how to get their picky eaters to eat new foods and try a variety of textures and tastes. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Ranks 13th in Top 25 Mom-Friendly Dining Cities
In honor of Mother's Day, OpenTable has ranked the top 25 "mom-friendly dining cities," and Brooklyn lands 13th on the list. Rankings take into account how many of a city's restaurants are rated "kid-friendly," "romantic," and "hot spots." (read the story...)

Grill Recipe: Korean Barbecue Beef with Stir-Fried Bok Choy
Take a culinary adventure in your own backyard when you grill up this sweet and spicy Korean barbecue beef tenderloin featuring classic Asian flavors. Serve with a flavorful side of stir-fried bok choy that comes together in about 5 minutes. (read the story...)

Taming the Sugar Beast: Limiting the Sugar in Your Child's Diet
A local nutritionist shares tips to getting your child to make healthier food choices and limit the amount of sugar in their diets and discusses refined sugar versus unrefined sugar, as well as the benefits of having natural sugars as part of your diet. (read the story...)

Recipe: Nutella, Strawberry, and Banana Crepes
These sweet vanilla crepes filled with Nutella, bananas, and strawberries are best enjoyed with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Serve them for brunch, dessert, or a special Mother's Day breakfast in bed. Recipe by Alice Currah. (read the story...)

Scarsdale Yoga's New Drink Bar Makes Fresh Juices, Smoothies
Scarsdale Yoga recently opened a juice bar in the studio to promote healthy living by making juices, smoothies, and protein shakes with fresh, locally grown produce. This is now the only location in Scarsdale to offer high quality organic drinks made from whole foods with no added sugar. (read the story...)

Recipe: Easy Cheesecake Cupcakes
Make these easy mini cheesecakes in muffin tins for delicious cheesecake cupcakes! Use traditional vanilla and almond flavors, or substitute in lemon, chocolate, or berries for a fun twist. (read the story...)

Recipe: Easy Eggs Benedict Casserole
Love eggs Benedict but find it too hard to make at home? This recipe for eggs Benedict casserole is an easy, one-dish version of the restaurant classic that features all the traditional ingredients without the hassle. (read the story...)

Long Island Leading the Way in School Breakfast Participation in New York State
New York State ranks near the bottom of the list when it comes to student participation in the School Breakfast Program, but we are making progress thanks to efforts in Brentwood, Long Island as well as Syracuse City Schools. (read the story...)

4 Tips for Perfect Party Cakes and Cupcakes
These four easy tips from Kathleen King, owner of the renowned Tate's Bake Shop on Long Island, will help you make perfect birthday party cakes and cupcakes every time. (read the story...)

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Layer Cake with Milk Chocolate Mocha Frosting
Inspired by chocolate chip cookies, this recipe for a chocolate chip layer cake with milk chocolate mocha frosting comes from Tate's Bake Shop in Southampton, Long Island. It's sure to steal the show at your next celebration. (read the story...)

American Heart Association Shares Heart-Smart Food Choices
In honor of National Nutrition Month, the American Heart Association shares tips for making smarter heart-healthy choices while shopping for groceries. (read the story...)


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